Donderen Barnhouse

Donderen Barnhouse in Holland

Design: aatvos

The task of conceiving a private home in the countryside south of Donderen in the North of the Netherlands raises the question as to how far the existing typology is suitable, without resorting to historicizing architecture.

Emperor Hotel

Emperor Qianmen Hotel in Beijing

Design: adam sokol architecture practice pllc

The site of the Emperor Hotel, Qianmen was once occupied by a public bath and so the spirit of bathing and mystery will live on in the new hotel. The design is organized not by spaces and circulation but by emotions and dreams; not by materials and details but by illusions and memories.

Contemporary Hawaii House 1

Kona Residence, Hawaii

Design: Belzberg Architects

Nestled between cooled lava flows, the Kona residence situates its axis not with the linearity of the property, but rather with the axiality of predominant views available to the site. Within the dichotomy of natural elements and a geometric hardscape, the residence integrates both the surrounding views of volcanic mountain ranges to the east and ocean horizons westward.

Harker Street House

Harker Street House in South Africa

Design: Greg Wright Architects

Sited on an exceptionally steep piece of land on the bluff above BI Beach in Plettenberg Bay, the challenge with this project was always going to be how to make a beach house “live” across a vertically driven program

Tile of Spain Seminar, London

Tile of Spain Seminar, London

Tile of Spain, the voice of the Spanish tile industry, is hosting a lunchtime seminar on September 30th in Clerkenwell on the reinvention of classic ceramic tile designs. This free event will take place in the SCIN gallery (Morelands, 27 Old Street, London, EC1V 9H) and will feature a presentation by tile expert Ryan Fasan.

New Fordham Law School

New Fordham Law School in New York

Design: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Fordham University’s new Law School and Residence Hall, designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, with Henry N. Cobb and Yvonne Szeto as collaborating design partners, will be dedicated at a ceremony on Fordham’s Robert Moses Plaza on September 18.

Nursery Collective Housing

Quai de la Charente Daycare Nursery Paris

Design: Margot-Duclot architectes associés (MDaa)

The founding act of the project begins with the landscape. It is rare in Paris to be able to take advantage of panoramic views without vis-à-vis. Yet here the site overlooks two distant landscapes: the city and the suburbs.

Birchgrove House

Birchgrove House in Sydney

Design: Nobbs Radford Architects

The house is located in the inner Sydney suburb of Birchgrove in close proximity to the harbour. The original section of the house is a simple timber weatherboard cottage.

South African Mountain House 11

Hillside House in South Africa

Design: GASS Architecture Studios

Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch and nestled between rolling vineyards, a koppie (small granite hill) and a river below, Hillside is simultaneously arresting and juxtaposed as fits flawlessly into its surroundings.

Passive House

1st passive house in South China

Design: Peter Ruge Architekten

Grand opening of the 1st passive house in South China. New low-energy building as model apartment complex in Changxing.